Master SooYoung Kim
- 7th Dan Kyoshi Black Belt in Kendo(Kumdo) (KKA-certified)
- 4th Dan Black Belt in Chosun-Sebup
- Licensed Kumdo instructor
- Licensed Life Sports Instructor: Grade 3
- Certified of Judging Committee: Grade 5
The judging committee members
understanding of the
principles of a sword,
his precise and agile
footwork and superb
Master Kim started kumdo training when he was
very young with his
father who was a
renowned kumdo master.
Master Kim won the
National Kumdo Championship
at the age of 12,
and also participated in the Greater Japan International
as a member of
Since his early 20s,
Master Kim has been displaying
his talent in teaching
students as well.
The Cheongsong Training Center's youth kumdo team,
won the 2008 National
Bon Kook Kum Bup Competition.
Master Kim also has
to the development of kumdo in the
participating in several world-class
His professional achievements in America include many
some of the sport's premier
competitions: the Bongnimgi, the
All-US Kumdo Championship,
the AEUSKF Kendo Tournament
and the Eastern US Championship.
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